Necklace

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

ca. 1910

GUSN

GUSN-284685

Description

This necklace is composed of collet-set moonstones hung along a gold chain, each stone suspended from an 'o' ring to form a "fringe" of stones. From the center of the chain is suspended a five-stone pendant, each stone connected to the next with 'o' rings. The necklace closes with a spring ring clasp.

Details

Descriptive Terms

necklaces
Set, Jewelry

Label

"Mementos: Jewelry of Life and Love from Historic New England": In 1914, at age sixty-seven, Margaret Duncan Phillips traveled around the world. When she arrived in Sri Lanka she acquired several pieces of jewelry, including a set of moonstones, which cost 41 rupees. The minimal settings of this set, which may not include those Sri Lanka moonstones, reflect the style of the early twentieth century.

Associated Building

Original To Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

2006.44.131a-e
1184

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1 15/16 x 1/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.131.1